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mi·li·tia

 (mə-lĭsh′ə)
n.
1. An army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers.
2. A military force that is not part of a regular army and is subject to call for service in an emergency.
3. The whole body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service.

[Latin mīlitia, warfare, military service, from mīles, mīlit-, soldier.]

militia

(mɪˈlɪʃə)
n
1. (Military) a body of citizen (as opposed to professional) soldiers
2. (Military) an organization containing men enlisted for service in emergency only
[C16: from Latin: soldiery, from mīles soldier]

mi•li•tia

(mɪˈlɪʃ ə)

n.
1. a body of citizens enrolled for military service, called out periodically for drill but serving full time only in emergencies.
2. a body of citizen soldiers as distinguished from professional soldiers.
3. all able-bodied males eligible by law for military service.
4. a body of citizens organized in a paramilitary group and typically regarding themselves as defenders of individual rights against the presumed interference of the federal government.
[1580–90; < Latin mīlitia soldiery =mīlit-, s. of mīles soldier + -ia -ia]

Militia

 a military force or ‘citizen army,’ 1590.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.militia - civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular armymilitia - civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
SA, Storm Troops, Sturmabteilung - Nazi militia created by Hitler in 1921 that helped him to power but was eclipsed by the SS after 1943
trainband - a company of militia in England or America from the 16th century to the 18th century
territorial reserve, territorial - a territorial military unit
militiaman - a member of the militia; serves only during emergencies
2.militia - the entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service; "their troops were untrained militia"; "Congress shall have power to provide for calling forth the militia"--United States Constitution
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

militia

noun reserve(s), National Guard (U.S.), Territorial Army (Brit.), yeomanry (History), fencibles (History), trainband (History) The troops will not attempt to disarm the warring militias.
Translations

militia

[mɪˈlɪʃə]
A. Nmilicia(s) f(pl)
B. CPD the militia reserves NPL (US) → las reservas (territoriales)

militia

[mɪˈlɪʃə] nmilice f

militia

nMiliz f, → Bürgerwehr f

militia

[mɪˈlɪʃə] nmilizia, milizie fpl
References in classic literature ?
The nation which loses its citizen army drives the first nail into its own coffin.
Starting SY 2017-2018 when ROTC is mandated to be restored to Senior High School he agrees that we should reinforce our original Leadership Training (LT) and Citizen Army Training (CAT) in Junior High School with his twenty "Scout Ranger War Stories" to animate Grades VII and VIII.
Contributors in Irish history consider the causes and consequences of the Great Dublin Lockout of 1913-14, noting that the Irish Citizen Army was founded during the lockout to raise the morale of striking workers and provide protection during pickets and political meetings.
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The enormous casualties inflicted on a largely citizen army meant that the old methods of dealing with those killed in battle were no longer appropriate.
Dan yr enw ffug, Jack O'Brien, bu'n helpu'r Citizen Army, ac yn ystod y cyfnod hwn, ganed ei ferch.
As a result, the Battle of the Somme, the largest offensive the British Army had yet launched, was the first to be fought by a largely citizen army made up of civilian volunteers rather than professional soldiers.
Rather, she was concealing guns and ammunition among the greenery to be collected later that evening by members of her local branch of the Irish Citizen Army.
The Irish Volunteers, led by Patrick Pearse, the Irish Citizen Army, led by Scot James Connolly, and 200 members of Cumann na mBan seized key locations in Dublin and proclaimed an Irish Republic.
At a ceremony at Liberty Hall, Dublin, to honour James Connolly and the Irish Citizen Army, he added the aspirations of socialists in the Rising can inspire the rebuilding of Ireland's society and economy.
tribute Irish Citizen Army at the Four Courts yesterday
He articulates quite definitively that the BLA was a drafted, citizen army with much different government and attitudes, working towards different operational, strategic, and policy goals.